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. good morning. it's friday, august 31, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. mitt romney asked voters to help him restore america while clint eastwood talks to an empty chair. we'll ask ann romney what she thought of it all. the gulf coast begins a big cleanup as isaac's heavy rain moves north and the pentagon takes on the ex-navy seal who wrote a book about the bin laden raid. >> we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> mitt romney launches his fall campaign for the white house. >> i'm an american. i make my destiny. we deserve better. my children deserve better.
my family deserves better. my country deserves better. >> what do you mean shut up? >> clint eastwood, lot of people are going to be talking about that tomorrow. >> legendary hollywood tough guy staging a mock interview with the president represented by an empty chair. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. you're absolutely crazy. isaac continues to produce heavy rains, spin off tornadoes and potentially damaging wind gusts. >> we had to climb on top of the home until they came to get us. >> at least three bodies have been found, thousands of people spending another night in shelters. >> i'm not coming back. i can't take no more hurricanes. i can't. >> the pentagon is saying it may take legal action against the former navy seal who wrote a book about the raid where osama bin laden was killed. wait a minute. he's running the wrong way. >> the wrong way. holy moly.
how often do you see that? boy, he hit the bag really odd. >> all that. >> the situation. the sun is going down on the jersey shore. >> for the first time ever, ratings have dipped below the level. >> how long before the balloons -- i'm frighten fd the balloons. >> that's the best part of the convention. >> why do we have a trust deficit in this country? >> we have a trust deficit? >> on "cbs this morning." >> what the hell was clint eastwood smoking? >> i'll start it. you finish it. >> go ahead. make my day! >> thank you. make my day! >> thank you. thank you very much. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." mitt romney says america deserves a better future and he is the man who can deliver it. the former massachusetts
governor accepted republican presidential nomination last night. >> but this morning, a surprise convention speaker, clint eastwood, is generating a lot of the buzz. jan crawford is in lakeland, florida where romney is holding his first post convention rally. jan, good morning. >> good morning, norah, good morning charlie. last night was critical for mitt romney. it was his chance to tell millions of americans who he is, where he came from, what he believes in, how he would lead. it was also his opportunity to try to start winning them over. >> now is the moment with when we can stand up and say, i'm an american, i make my destiny. i deserve better, my children deserves better, my country deserves better. >> it was the speech of his life. the most important moment in his quest for the white house. it was a call for change, but also the story of romney's life and his wife ann, mother of five. >> i had to travel a lot for my job then and i would call and try to offer support. every mom knows that doesn't help get the homework done or
get the kids out the door to school. >> romney talked to his parents and their values and lessons he said he had learned. >> when my mom ran for the senate, my dad was there for her every step o the way. i can still hear her saying in her beautiful voice, why should women have less decision about the great decisions facing our nation? >> it was about the disappointment in president obama. >> you know there's something wrong with the kind of jobst done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> he's grounded his campaign on the economy. after detailing america's struggles, he took aim at the president. >> he took office without the basic qualifications that most americans have. and one that was essential to the task at hand. he had almost no experience working in the business. jobs to him are about government. >> quoting from a 2008 speech by then candidate obama talking of his election, romney implied the
president wasn't living in the real world. >> president obama promised to begito slow the rise of the oceans. and to heal the planet. my promise is to help you and your family. >> it was a big speech, of broad strokes. some foreshadowed in an introduction by one of the most promising new leaders of the republican party. florida senator, marco rubio. >> under barack obama the only change is that hope is hard to find. >> both were upstaged by an american icon. with a monologue and bizarre endorsement. >> when somebody does not do the job, we got to let him go. clint eastwood went over big with the audience in the hall. but his fake interview with an absent president obama, imagining him in an empty chair, got a quick response from the president. who tweeted a picture and the words, this seat is taken. >> now, of course, eastwood may not be winning any awards for
that performance, the reviews overnight were harsh, but romney, on the other hand got generally good reviews. many people were saying it's the best speech that he's ever given. the campaign is going to try to take that momentum now on the road. they've got an event in lakeland, florida, this morning. they're off then to north carolina and ohio. they'll be in their new campaign plane. we heard this a lot last night from romney and a theme over the next ten weeks, on the plane it says believe in america. norah and charlie. >> with us now from tampa is ann romney. good morning. >> good morning. >> what did you want america to know about your husband as he spoke last night and did it resonate in your judgment? >> you know, i was very, very touched last night, as were my children. because i think for the first time, if you watch the whole evening and i know the -- all the american audience maybe didn't see all of that, where
there are people in our lives, in our past earlier life that spoke up and talked about the guy that i know, that i love. and the side of him that i cherish. that was how mitt was there for people in time of need. we had ted and his beautiful wife pat talking about how when their 14-year-old son david dying of cancer, how mitt was there visiting them in the hospital frequently and helping this boy. that was before there were any cameras or any lights. therwas another story by pam and how mitt was there again for her when her little baby girl was born three months premature and how mitt was such a rock in their life and their difficult hours. there's story after story of those circumstances and events that happened in our life that people do not know about, and i think that's when i talked in my speech about how mitt does not do these things for a political
talking point. and he doesn't talk about them. but i was so glad that other people spoke up and talked about those things that mitt has done in his life. that's what i wanted people to see. is that other side of him. >> norah, o'donnell is with us. >> hi, good morning mrs. romney. i was there in the convention hall as well last night. there was this really touching moment before clint eastwood and your husband came out. this video that talked about a lot of the things you were talking about. your background together, mitt romney's parents and their love story. do you wish that video had aired in prime time instead of clint eastwood's monologue? >> you know, i think it's important that people do see that side of mitt. we appreciated clint's support, of course, but it's so hard to really get a sense of who this person is in such a short amount of time. but yes, i do wish more people
had seen -- had seen those touching moments and i personally, norah, for me the more touching moments were the real personal testimonials, the real live people whose real lives had been so impacted by such loss and such difficulty in their lives and how mitt was there for them. again, without a camera, without anybody recording it. without anybody talking about it. i think the important thing to know is that it's been very hard for mitt to open up about these things and to talk about these things. >> why has it taken so long? >> because when something that dear and close to your heart, there's something that you lose by sharing it or sort of trying to shine a spotlight on you. when someone is going through real, real difficulties, you don't talk about how oh, i did this and i did that. that's not why we do it. we do it to be there for one
another and to care for one another. and i am just really grateful that mitt is the kind of guy that taught my children by a powerful example of living that. the gratitude i have in my heart as a mother now is that my children saw their father doing these things that we don't speak about often or that we don't share often. but they saw him and they saw how he lived. and example is so much more powerful than saying the words and saying be there for your brother or sister. we saw mitt do those things. >> mrs. romney, i sensed that was the message that you, too, were trying to deliver. learning from the example, you tried to provide testimonial too and that people should trust mitt romney. you said that in your speech. i have to ask you, it seems like because time is so precious and so hard to try and communicate that message in this kind of world, whether the clint eastwood thing was a distraction.
was it a mistake? >> well, you know, again, we appreciated clint's support and he's a unique guy and he did a unique thing last night. but we're, again, you can never take away from the fact that this country is in trouble and people are looking for real leadership and that i know that mitt is the man for this moment and i hope most americans will sense, too, what i sense and what i hear from so many women and so many men across this nation that they are ready for a change. >> he made the point clear in terms of the women that he worked with and how many his chief of staff and all the fact that so many people and his respect for women. you seem to be surprised by the romney -- i mean, by clint eastwood's performance as the camera took a cut away of you. >> i didn't know it was coming. again, i can tell you we're grateful for everyone's support
and especially grateful for what a great night it was last night for us. >> thank you for joining us this morning. i know it was a long and happy night. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. cbs news political director john dickerson is also in tampa. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. you saw all that happened last night. it seems to have gotten essentially good reviews, not great but good. where does the obama -- i mean, where does the romney team go from here? what is the argument that they take out of this convention to do battle with president obama? >> well, they try to expand on the themes that were a part of governor romney's speech. it's a two-part process. one, help people leave president obama. the economy is helping on that score already. part of what governor romney was doing last night was creating what they call a cliche. a permission structure. giving them permission to leave president obama. the second part was part of what ann romney was doing this
morning, making mitt romney a comfortable person that people can hand the reins to. those two tasks are going forward. >> we were inside the convention hall last night. the crowd inside really liked it. built. there was a lot of enthusiasm about that speech. he hit a lot of different points. i was struck by one thing, all the signs that -- the side -- he never used the word believe in that speech last night in an apparitional and where was it said that brought that speech together. >> well, i think there are two things they were trying do. the whole night was supposed to be a kind of believe in america from the olympics to the marco rubio speech, which was about coming to this country, a land of dreams that anybody can make it here. that was the kind of electricity trying to create in the room. mitt romney was trying to say
that set of beliefs, that american values system is what i will take us back to. that's going to be the mood of the entire campaign. that's part of what he was trying do with his stories about his parents. i think that it hit it specifically in words. that's what they were trying to conjure and will continue through the campaign. >> it seems to me they're trying to create a sense of america is also a sense of optimism that america can recapture what they believe what is best. >> that's exactly right. he used the word optimism several times. in fact, he in his effort to try and make people feel okay with leaving president obama, he said it was all right to be a fan of his. we're optimistic about him. that's the kind of people we are. i think that's right. i think it's also -- when they're being negative about the sitting president, they don't want to be so negative that they beat people down. they always want to be able to say our optimism is at our core
and that can lead us to a brighter future. >> john, i'm dying to get your take on the mystery guest that was teased all week long at the convention. then we learned, of course, it was clint eastwood. >> i've got mr. obama sitting here and i was just going to ask him a couple questions. what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. you're crazy. you're absolutely crazy. you're getting as bad as biden. of course, we all know biden -- biden is the intellect of the democratic party. i'll start it. you finish it. go ahead -- >> make my day! >> john, this was a rambling
talk in the midst of a heavily scripted convention. he was scheduled to go just five minutes. i was there, i saw the red light blinking for another seven, eight maybe minutes, like get off stage. he just kept going on and on. did it affect the night? did it affect mitt romney's message? >> reporter: well, yeah. the mystery guest seemed to be a mystery to himself for periods of his speech there. i think it was a great diversion and i think it certainly did not come off -- i think it goes away, living history as an odd moment. i don't think it changes the trajectory of the campaign. >> it was the no good, the bad and the ugly. john dickerson, thanks so much. this morning, the remains of hurricane isaac are spinning over arkansas while the new orleans report is finally -- airport i should say is finally open. isaac is blamed for four deaths in louisiana and mississippi. more than 800,000 homes and businesses in louisiana still have no power. new orleans broke an all-time
rainfall record getting more than 18 inches in 24 hours. all that rain is headed north toward the midwest. there's still significant flooding along the gulf coast and thousands of people are in shelters this morning. byron pitts is in kentwood, louisiana, near the mississippi border. byron, good morning. >> good morning, norah. authorities in mississippi say that today they will slowly breach a dam that feared would burst sending floodwaters into louisiana. that is very good news for the people living downstream. crews scrambled to keep this mississippi dam from bursting thursday and save nearby towns from 17 feet of floodwaters. some 60,000 people, families like this, were told they had 90 minutes to pack what they could and go. >> i think it's crazy. we moved here after katrina and we're just praying that everything will be fine. >> late thursday the coast guard released this video of a couple
and their cat being rescued. there are homes so many like in la place, louisiana and western new orleans was threat yented by floodwaters. in hard-hit plaquemines parish, officials confirm the death of two people. in other neighborhoods, some residents barely made it out alive. >> the water started coming in the trailer and we saw all our vehicl floating all over the place. >> in three days, isaac dumped more than 20 inches of rain on this stretch of the gulf coast, submerging entire neighborhoods, taking down trees and power lines. at one point, more than 700,000 households and businesses lost electricity. much of isaac's destructive power fell hard on rural communities and small towns while some are pledging to rebuild, others plan to leave for good. >> we're going to try to get a rent a car wherever we stop at and go to georgia. i'm not coming back. i can't take no more hurricanes.
nine minutes before the aurora, colorado, massacre, suspect james holmes tried and failed to reach his one-time psychiatrist. we'll hear her response this morning and show you what another graduate school said about the man accused of killing a dozen people. and penn state's new football coach says the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal is a learning opportunity for his players. >> this is a chance for these kids to go out here, play good football, go to class, graduate but also do something that's a little bit bigger than football.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> we have startling new information this morning about accused aurora, colorado, victim james holmes. more than a year before the shootings, an official at one university had some suspicions about him. as john blackstone reports, a court hearing on thursday focused on what the suspect was doing on the day of the massacre. >> the most dramatic revelation was that just nine minutes before the theater shooting started, james holmes placed a phone call, his defense attorney said, to the hospital where the psychiatrist he had seen works. that psychiatrist, dr. lynne fenton, testified she was never made aware of the call. but she did testify she had seen holmes at least once and was
concerned enough to contact campus police. his campus access card was canceled within hours. sitting across from fenton in court, holmes seemed to be paying more attention than in previous hearings. >> sign a mandatory protection order. >> much like during his first unsettling appearance, he often looked around with a wide-eyed gaze as attorneys fought over the admissibility of what could be the most important evidence in the case. the day before the shooting holmes mailed a package to dr. fenton. the bomb squad was called in when it was discovered in the hospital mail room. but investigators found only a notebook which reportedly had drawings depicting a mass murder. its admissibility as evidence was not settled in court yesterday. there will be another hearing in three weeks. >> here in colorado most documents involved in this case have been sealed by court order. but before he came here, james holmes applied to graduate school at the university of iowa. that application has now been made public. in it, holmes wrote i have always been fascinated by the
complexities of a long lost thought, seemingly arising out of nowhere into a stream of awareness. flags about holmes.ess raised one official in iowa advised, do not offer admission under any circumstances. >> holmes was accepted into a ph.d. program at the university of colorado where questions are now being asked about whether something more could have been done to prevent the killings. >> for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, centennial, colorado. correspondent john miller, former fbi deputy director joins us now. one question that i don't understand about aurora. here this man, mr. holmes, was talking to a psychiatrist. she tried to reach out to the police? >> she spoke to the university police, and this -- all we have is the testimony. it was fairly vague yesterday. she said she wanted to share information and her concerns. but when they asked her pointedly, did you warn anybody
that this individual might be an imminent danger, the question was, have you ever warned anybody about a patient, she said no, i have never done that. it would have to be something i was very concerned about. she's indicating that while she was talking to holmes and treating holmes, she wasn't concerned to the level that beyond a conversation with police she'd say was dangerous. >> do you know how many conversations she had with him? was this a series of conversations that she had with him about treatment? >> we know it was more than one and we know that on june 11th, by mutual agreement somehow, they ended his treatment and that shortly after that, he was out of the school. but he was one of three mental health professionals that spoke to holmes at the school. >> another very different story this morning is the ongoing saga of what happened to this book that is going to come out soon about what happened on the osama bin laden raid. the pentagon is now saying what? >> the pentagon's chief counsel has sent a letter to the navy seal who calls himself mark
owen, who is the author of that book, saying you signed two nondisclosure agreements that you would never divulge classified information. one on this date, one on that date, one to the department of defense, one to the cia and now you have gone and written this book. it was not submitted for clearance. and they say you could be subject to criminal prosecution. >> do you think that they will prosecute him or is this shot across the bow? >> i think it's very doubtful they would prosecute him. he has -- one silver star, five bronze stars, 12 deployments, that's going to be a real problem to take him into court and call him a criminal after he put bullets in osama bin laden. which makes him pretty popular around here. it might be more than a shot across the bow. there's a line in that letter that says, by signing those agreements you have assigned to the u.s. government all royalties, remunerations and ee
mol meants, that means money from disclosure, or revelation of classified information. ha they're hinting is that he may not face criminal charges. they might go after the money from the book. >> can i also say, there's a political element because the obama administration is under fire from republicans, they're accusing him of leaking classified information. here you have a former navy seal divulging classified information and so the administration has to look tough, don't you think? >> they do. but i think as you put your thumb on the wound here, this is the intersection of a bunch of competing narratives. you've got the op-sec people with a couple of million dollars targeting the obama administration saying you're doing the leaks. they've turned around and said they think this book should be shut down. you have a collision of political -- >> that is so interesting. i didn't know that. that is so interesting. >> scott pelley had the interview. he said he had nothing to do.
he wanted to tell the story of heroic people. >> it's going to be interesting to watch when he said it was about setting the record straight. now we'll find out if it was about the money. it's a bit of a showdown. i wouldn't be surprised if nothing happens. >> thank you, john miller. i think we'll talk more about this. you can see scott pelley's interview with the author of no easy day next sunday night on cbs on "60 minutes." penn state begins a new era. this morning the new head coach tells us how the team is finally moving forward. we'll be right back. you're watching cbs this morning.
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>> he just got confused i guess, right? you're going the wrong way. speaking of football, penn state kicks off a new football soo season. the team is facing a heavy burden of ncaa sanctions. >> that's right. the man who will deal with this is bill o'brien who is replacing joe paterno as head coach. james brown spoke with o'brien about the season that's ahead. >> it's very, very important that we realize, penn state, the penn state football program, that we realize why we're in the position that we are in. what steps are we going to take to move the program forward. it's challenging, james, but at the same time life is about challenges. >> coach bill o'brien and his team of nittany lions are used to challenges, but many of the challenges the program face today extend far beyond the football field. >> you have to focus on playing good football. but we have to understand that in many ways, this is about more
than football. that's what we're beginning to talk to our kids about. >> it's a conversation o'brien couldn't have envisioned having a year ago as he was gearing up for the nfl season for offensive coordinator of the -- >> o'brien was introduced as the new head coach of penn state agreeing to take over a team plagued by controversy. >> is there any frustration on your part that you're having to deal with that, educating your players about child abuse issues and the like when it's all understood. your players had nothing to do with it, you had mog to do with it. >> there's no question that our coaching staff, our players, we didn't have anything to do with the actual what happened in the past, with the tragedy itself. but our kids understand that we care about children. >> going forward, the team is making community outreach a priority. paying particular attention to victims of child abuse.
>> we got to focus on football when we're on the football field. we got to focus on class in the classro classroom. we're going to definitely make time and do the best job we can to involve ourselves in the community in many different ways, including reaching out to child abuse organizations. >> the kids, the young men are looking up to you. but what are you telling them right now? what seeds are you planting? what are you hoping will take root? we all chose to be here. they made a commitment to each other six or seven months ago in the weight room, on the practice fields, off the field in the dormitories, they made a commitment to each other they would be teammates and they would see this through no matter what happened. >> commitment is a theme o'brien teaches to his team. hoping to inspire not only his current players but also the program's future stars. >> i made a commitment. >> like new jersey's brandon bell. two years ago the senior linebacker began receiving letters from college recruiters, including one from penn state.
>> first i had a good feeling about it. >> he's made several visits to happy valley and despite the program's gloomy outlook, brandon is sticking with his decision to become a nittany lion. >> me and my family talked about. my main goals are capable of happening. i couldn't picture myself going to another school the next five years in a life i didn't want to be at. >> the crippling ncaa sanctions, five years of row bags, four years of no bowl games and the loss of 40 scholarships between now and 2015 have cast a dark cloud over the future of the program. nine players have since moved on to other teams and while some view the sanctions as a challenge, others, like brandon bell, see it as an opportunity. >> i think we'll really be remembered for how my class, the class after this, coming off of the sanction stuff, if we come out and show everybody what we're made of, i think we'll be remembered. >> bill o'brien knows he has a
tough road ahead. but he says he's ready to write the next chapter of this program's storied history. while he and his players are looking forward to getting back on the field, he says he'll never let anyone in happy valley forget its past. >> life is about how you overcome adversity. in my opinion, this is a chance for these kids to go out here, play good football, go to class, graduate, but also do something bigger than football. and has to show that we've learned from the mistakes of the past and to help people realize that children are so important to society and that child abuse is something that has to stop. >> james brown is in washington. j.b., good morning. >> good morning, charlie. how are you, buddy? >> very good. the interesting thing about him is that he says he never thought twice about taking this job. >> >> you know, charlie, he's resolutely focused on being able to turn things around there. he saw this as an ideal
opportunity despite all that's happened there. he's got success in his background. he's up to the challenge. charlie, a nine-year contract certainly gives hip the opportunity to get it done in that time. >> how does he define success? >> one, he wants to rally the troops around him, in the immediate future given what the challenges are. but he thinks beyond this four or five-year period, he'll have them back at elite level status. >> j.b., you said four to five years, but in the meantime, they have a lot of public relations to do. i understand there's going to be some changes to the uniforms as well? >> norah, there will be. as a matter of fact, what's indelibly ensconced in many people's mind are the simple blue and white uniform with no names on the back. there will be players' name on the back to show that they decided to stick with the program and a blue ribbon on the front to recognize and show support for victims of child abuse, norah. >> j.b., great to have you with us this morning. >> by the way, a hearty welcome to the new teammate, norah in
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now you're here, not in tampa where the convention is going on. you went to every convention since reagan. why aren't you there, sir? >> well, i asked what they'd like me to do and they said they'd like me to be a surrogate speaker in new orleans this week. i thought, are they trying to send me a signal or what. >> if he doesn't win, what does that mean for your party. >> the fact that i'm here with you having this conversation, probably -- means that i'm over what would we do without infrastructure. you can't compete without infrastructu infrastructure. >> government does that. >> of course. there is a role for government. >> again, we know why you're not in tampa right now. >> it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose.
gayle king is off today. >> i'm norah o'donnell. governor mitt romney is not wasting any time hitting the campaign trail. the day after accepting the republican presidential nomination. last night at the convention he let americans into his life with a series of personal stories. another speaker there is getting much of the attention. jan crawford is in lakeland, florida, where the romney campaign is going to have a big event later today. jan, good morning. >> good morning, norah. when a campaign, a political campaign brings out a big hollywood star, that's supposed to boost the candidate, right? yeah, last night we saw clint eastwood, he got that big applause in the convention hall. but a lot of the strategists are saying this morning, it was an unnecessary sideshow. it really took away from mitt romney's message. >> the next president of the united states of america, mitt romney. >> romney's first goal for thursday's sweeps was to tell
voters his story. who he was and where he came from. >> we're mormons, growing up in michigan that might have seemed unusual or out of place. but i really don't remember it that way. my friends carried more about what sports teams we followed than what church we went to. >> to humanize the former governor and business executive. like how his parents marriage lasted 64 years and his father delivered gifts from the florist. >> every day, dad gave mom a rose which he put on her bedside table. that's how she found out what happened on the day my father died. she went looking for him because that morning there was no rose. >> romney also was direct in attacking the president rhetorical -- >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. [ laughter ] and to heal the planet. my promise is to help you and
your family. [ applause ] >> by many accounts, romney performed well with the speech. going for a knockout, the campaign invited hollywood icon clint eastwood to speak earlier in the night after much speculation about a mystery speaker. he started his remarks reminiscing about president obama's election. >> i thought this is great. i mean, everybody is crying, oprah was crying, i was even crying. >> but the remarks seemed to veer after script, if there was one at the highly choreographed and carefully timed convention like when eastwood engaged in a conversation with an empty chair representing the president. >> i just wondered, all these promises and then i wondered about, you know, when the -- what? what do you want me to tell
romney? >> cbs' bob schieffer said he couldn't understand why the romney campaign showcased eastwood on romney's night. >> why on your night of nights when you're trying to tell your story to the american people would you give them something else to talk about? >> now, the obama campaign last night immediately shot back on twitter. they tweeted out a picture of the president sitting in a chair in the white house with the caption, this seat is taken. the romney campaign said this all by eastwood was unscripted, ad libbed, it was a unique moment. that's what's ironic. unscripted, ad-libbed. in many ways, he was the anti-mitt romney on that stage last night. >> jan crawford, thank you. we bring in frank luntz, a former republican strategist. good morning. >> good morning. >> here is the question. is this a one-day story about clint weese wood or is it more
important because it did not give an audience at home to see a video that everybody thinks was well done and gave a really interesting insight into mitt romney? >> i have to answer yes to both questions. i don't think by this weekend, you'll hear anything about clint eastwood, but the fact that we're talking about it now means that we're not talking about the language in the presentation that mitt romney put forward. it was essential for him to introduce himself, his personality, his family, what he thinks, who he is. not just what he believes, charlie. but who he is. and he did that effectively in the first half of his speech. but because we're focusing on clint eastwood, it's not what romney wants to be doing right now. >> much of the focus of the convention was humanizing mitt romney, helping him connect with average voters. frank, i know you were looking really closely at the words that mitt romney used in his speech. how many times did he use certain word and what does that tell us? >> he used the word america
practically every other word combined and he's trying to draw a contrast between himself and barack obama suggesting, maybe not so subtly that romney understands the trials and tribulations of at least the business people and employees and that barack obama doesn't. here's the key this that. barack obama is saying, i get you, the person. romney is saying i understand america. now, which one wins? those, i can't tell you in the last two months. but they're both essential components for the messaging from both candidates. >> you pointed out, i think he used the word america 90 times. the words he didn't use last night, immigration and he did not use the word afghanistan. the conservative, bill crystal, wrote this morning that over 2,000 americans have died in more than ten years of that war. a war that mitt romney supported. yet, in his speech to be commander in chief, he said not a word about afghanistan, nor did he utter a word of
appreciation for the troops that have been fighting there. was that a mistake? >> well, it's been -- that's been the language that's been used over the last three days. so perhaps mitt romney could have done it. but if you've been watching the republican convention the last three days, they have done salute to the troops repeatedly, appreciation for them and even on thursday night as well. >> this was a big night for him to say and identify himself with one of the important things about being president. you're commander in chief and you put american lives at risk. show some appreciation for service. >> that's a fair point. you only have so much time. i do think it's fair to challenge the decision to have clint eastwood have so much time. because it took away from what mitt romney could have talked about. it took away from what he could have said -- in the endoowe. >> here's what's interesting. to interrupt you. norah could see the clock there and the red light came on saying get off the stage and he ignored it for five, six, seven minutes.
>> yeah. >> there's also this, you see coming out of this speech and you see this as a challenge. big story today in "the new york times." they have to convince people who like obama and who voted for him before and are reluctant and have some miss givings about not continuing with him and giving him four more years. that's the goal of this campaign. how do they do that? >> well, they did it with a speech last night. but they're going to repeatedly have to o do it and it's going to have to be soft and gentle, charlie. you cannot tell someone that roted for barack obama they made a mistake. that individual has to come to that decision themselves. you don't want to ask someone to repudiate what they did. you voted the correct way back then because you wanted hope and change. the question now is, do you expect the next four years to be any better than the last four years. i think the romney campaign has to ask a lot of the rhetorical
questions. not make statements, not push people but pull them into the rhetorical questions. >> interesting points, frank luntzment thank you so much. when princess diana was killed 15 years ago today, it was a wakeup moment for the press. this morning, we'll show you how diana's death led to a new relationship between the media and the royal family. stay with us. you are watching "cbs this morning." [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues
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not since grace kelly, the princess of monaco who also died in a car crash, had the world been as in love with a princess as it was with diana, princess of wales. she and the current man in her life, died in the twisted wreckage of this all but collapsed mercedes while they were making a mad dash through paris trying to get away from the paparazzi who camped on her doorstep and dogged her every foot step. >> that "60 minutes" clip is a tiny portion of the coverage from the weekend when princess diana was killed. it happened 15 years ago today. >> over the next several days,
millions mourned diana's death and condemned the paparazzi who were following her that night. this morning, elizabeth palmer looks at how life has changed for reporters and the royal family. >> i'm standing outside kensington palace, which where diana lived and these golden gates remain a focal point 15 years later for anyone who wants to come and pay tribute to the woman they call the people's princess. diana died in the wreck of a black mercedes which crashed at high speeds in a paris tunnel. and blame fell immediately on paparazzi. the photographers who had been chasing the car jockeying for shots of the celebrity princess. at her funeral, diana's brother called her -- >> the most hunted person of the modern age. >> niraj tana is a new generation of paparazzi on the royal beat. his job to bag shots of diana's son, prince william, his wife,
the duchess of cambridge and third in the line to the throne, prince harry. >> no one's life is worth risk being for a picture. >> in the end, the inquest into diana's death blames not the photographers but the drunk driver of the car. still, tana says, the accident changed everything. >> we are in a better place now. we have guidelines which we have tode by. we can't follow them, chase them, run after them, do this kind of stuff snimt in that sense, it is a safer place for celebrity. >> photographers pursued diana relentlessly. in public of course, but also at home and on vacation. right up until the night she died. >> but that tragedy and its aftermath marked a turning point. as the royal family suddenly found its traditional stiff upper lip out of sync with a nation that had loved diana's public image of humanity and compassion. mark borkowski is a pr analyst and historian.
>> woke up at the endoowe after the period of mourning, grieving, eye group of people got together and said look, things have to change. this whole idea of cynicism toward the media gradually changed to, look, we've got to work together. >> as the royal family came to grips with this approach, the newest celebrity member of the royal entourage revived old fear. in 2007, photographers swarmed kate middleton who at the time was not yet engaged to prince william. it was deja vu. diana's ordeal all over again. an angry palace sicked its lawyers on the press pack and the result was a new deal. photographers would get access to apparently candid royal moments and in return, they'd quit ambush snapping of royals who thought they were in private and yet, ended up in the headlines. on the whole, the deal has worked. the. >> the last two years, frankly,
have been senation ally good for the family. harry in afghanistan was a great story. if you look at the royal wedding. if you think of that moment, not just the kiss on the balcony, but the aston martin. by giving control activities, they're pushing further and further away the bounty of the paparazzi. >> so far away, though, says niraj tana that royal coverage is now just royal -- >> it's all controlled. you just see william and kate as lovely people who are doing the best things in the world and doing the olympics and all this kind of stuff. it's literally, they control everything. so we'll see a stage picture of harry at the olympics and you'll never see the real harry. >> well, actually we did. just last week. professional photographers may have backed off in the 15 years
since diana's death. but there's a new threat to royal privacy. cell phones. the fact is, we're all paparazzi now. >> the technology has evolved, but one thing that hasn't changed at all in 15 years is the public's fascination with britain's royal family. for "cbs this morning," i'm elizabeth palmer outside kensington palace in london. seeing that story reminds me that we all know where we were when we heard the news. it's one of those events. >> it was late in the evening after dinnertime. it's hard to pull yourself away from the tv. >> immediately, you didn't know that she was dead. she had opinion in a car crash. >> right. it seemed like a terrible car crash. amazing, 15 years ago. >> another story we're watching. the navy and notre dame will going a long way to start the new football season. all the way to ireland. that's a good place. we'll see how people there are getting ready for tomorrow's big game. your local news is next.
out in the next few weeks. c-net editor-at-large brian cooley has more. >> hi, charlie and norah. >> what are the ramifications of the lawsuit in which apple won over samsung? >> this is interesting. the lawsuit sounds like it's apple versus samsung. but it's really apple versus google. the android system which google fos terse. they use it to go after apple with success. steve jobs went to the grave saying it was a ripoff of their technology. it's not just samsung they're going after. they want to spook the herd of all the companies that use it. have that reverberate up to google and either get it changed dramatically or gum it up. >> this lawsuit and the market appreciation of apple are great tributes to steve jobs. >> certainly, this lawsuit is something you'd be very pleased to see happen, because according to the biography that came out around the time of his death, it
was the thing that really stuck in his craw. he saw so many were taken from apple in the android smartphone all the way to the buttons on the screen having rounded corners. some of it was actually very minor stuff. >> there's a lot. about how much steve jobs really his dislike i guess is the nice word for it. >> and his obsession over detail. >> right. this report on thursday that google's ceo, larry page, and the apple ceo, tim cook, met to discuss patents and intellectual property stuff. does that mean a deal is in the works? what does that mean? >> i would have loved to be a fly on that wall. an interesting meeting. what do these guys have to talk about? google and apple, they're both strong and rich companies. neither one is afraid that the either will bankrupt them or put the serious hurt on them. the stakes are particularly high for google which needs to keep the other companies, like lg,
samsung, htc feeling good about android so they keep carrying out the platform that makes google a big wip winner in mobi. that's the reason it's out there. google had more to get out of that meeting. honestly, it might have been a courtesy call to be serious. >> is there a judgment now on the stewardship of tim cook so far? >> yeah. it's all thumbs up. this company, as you guys mentioned, it's hit incredible benchmarks. $660 a share. it will likely push through that. it's turning out a dividend for shareholders which it never did. he's made interesting moves for shareholders, customers, employers. most importantly, the guys, the legacy of jobs will be -- it will be managed best by cook. in the next 12 months or so when we can see if this company can bring out more wow products as opposed to just very successfully evolving the ones that already were developed during the steve jobs era, which
is mostly what we're still riding on. >> let's see first the new iphone, correct? >> that should be announced at an event expected to be happening in mid-september and i can tell you two things we have to see on that phone, one, it must have a four-inch or a larger screen. the iphone is the little ding i phone of smartphones right now. it's lock step. it has to have 4g networking, which is a faster way for the phone to get on the internet. any time you're in cellular coverage, it will feel as fast as home broadband. that's a place where apple isn't playing and the competitors are. >> you talk about the wow products. what's in the works. >> it sounds like a smaller version. yeah. what's the difference? >> under the category of semi-wow. that would take the current ipad, making it more affordable. we all know a lot of people who you carry an ipad and they look at it and say that's really cool, wow that's a lot of money.
if they can bring the size down by a third and the cost down by a half like other tablet makers are doing, that opens up a big bottom of the market to them. for wow products, i'm watching for them to create a television late this year or early next and even more importantly than that, you've heard about the supposed work you're doing to create a new kind of cable box that merges streaming and cable television and eventually shows a path to the future where everything we watch is streamed not pushed over the table it is now on a schedule and a channel arrangement. >> that could have economic consequences we don't even imagine. >> that will change the rules in the television business dramatically. anything about distribution, promotion, discovery of programs and the idea of appointment viewing. appointment viewing is largely based on something airing on a certain device on the wall at a certain time. apple could put their foot on the gas of that revolution. >> one quick question before i go, what is the biggest challenger to the ipad today? >> biggest challenger could
probably be the google nexus 7. it's a 7-inch tablet, interesting like weigh we expect apple to roll out soon. comes out at half the cheapest ipad. it's carriable. it has basic dna to it. >> can you tell that charlie is a tech nerd? >> brian knows that. >> brian koomcooley, thanks so . the fighting irish playing in ireland. we'll go to dublin to preview notre dame's b
danielson are there to cover the big game. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> hi charlie. >> what's the reaction in dublin to be able to see these two great american dynastys? >> well, there's a buzz about the town. we've got 35,000 americans who have come over. both navy and notre dame alumni and fans. but it's actually it's secondary to the all gaelic semi final on sunday. >> i think it's going to be a terrific game. >> in perspective around here, football is second place. >> that's right. >> we're not prepared to comment on the all gaelic semifinal except to say the winner between dublin will play done gold next month. >> go ahead. i'll make this point. i don't know that understandable
more attraction for the other sport, are they -- are they interested in american football? >> yes, i think so. >> oh, i think yeah. everywhere i traveled all around. we went to the cliffs and the castle and everywhere i saw, not only notre dame and navy fans looking around and curious about the football game, but the locals also asking me questions about the game. they know it's coming. they recognize notre dame and navy as two of icon football names in college football. they're anxious for the football game. >> charlie and norah, a quick point about this stadium. this is called a viva stadium. it's three years old. they have to convert it from a rugby to a football turf. they're a little behind the process right now. we expected notre dame and navy to play on the pitch or practice on the pitch today. but they've been told stay away, we're still lining it for
football. >> verne and gary, i'm jealous. the o'donnell's are from dun i gallon and the irish eyes are smiling. talk about the larger business angle of this. why did the two college teams decide to have this game in dublin. we've seen the nfl do overseas games. what's the business angle? >> it's the second time they've tried this. they were here, the same two teams, in 1996. i think that the department of tourism of ireland saw a great benefit in hosting this. there's a theme, all irish theme called the gathering. you'll hear a lot about that during the telecast. it's an emphasis on all things irish that begins on january 1, 2013. >> also, norah, the tradition of this game, notre dame plays navy at home but when they've played navy, they play at other nfl stadiums around the country or
overseas. this is really a navy home game over here in ireland which has everybody a bit confused. navy has got this game here and they're going to be playing a football game that seems like a fun game to everybody. everybody is involved and going out and talking about it. but also very important game for notre dame and navy. because when they look at their schedules, really notre dame need to win this game. they kind of have to shut everything out and concentrate on a navy team that's very determined after last year booting away a lot of games they had a chance to win. >> how do you see the college football season ahead. i see the rankings include oklahoma, oregon, louisiana state. verne, i don't see duke on the list. >> well, they aspire to get inside that top 25, charlie. one of these days, they will accomplish that. you know, gary and i, we do the s.e.c. every week. so we -- i think we're informed
about all of college football. that's our task. but i still think -- i think southern cal is deservedly in that top three. but don't discount alabama, lsu and of course south carolina. won a tough one against vanderbilt last night. >> you did nail it, charlie. when you look at this coming season, it's the named teams again that are absolutely looking up there to try -- that are favored to get back. >> verne lundquist and gary daniel son, thank you very much. they will call the action starting tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. notre dame against navy from dublin ireland. right here on cbs. >> it took more than 70 years, but it seems that superman and wonder woman are finally getting together. woo-hoo! we'll have the story behind o their budding romance which is causing quite a cofntroversy.
♪ american moviegoers spent more than a billion dollars at box office this summer watching their favorite comic book characters, but not all the superhero action is on the silver screen. >> as terrell brown reports, two of america's greatest comic legends have a surprise for their fans. hey there, terrell. >> good morning to you, norah. it just got good. watch this. $700 million in north america, there's a lot riding on the fate of our beloved comic book heroes. for hardcore fans, the storyline remains the most important. d.c. comics rolled the dice with the latest issue of justice
league and the bets seem to be paying off. it's a bird, it's a plane, it's superman kissing wonder woman? yes, if you can believe it, the man of steel has finally stolen a kiss with his long time superhero cohort. many comic book lovers thought it would never happen. but d.c. comics knew it had to do something to keep the aging superman brand relevant. >> we're not here to safeguard these treasures. we're about keeping them contemporary, moving forward. that means adding things and taking chances and changing things up. >> jim lee, who drew the cover with the canoodling couple said the company realized how much was riding on the super kiss. >> we put a lot of thought into the ramifications and repercussions and how it affects the d.c. universe. >> last year they relaunched the justice league featuring,
batman, superman, the green lantern and wonder woman. the new justice league series features familiar characters, but their history is brand new. >> when you've been publishing for 75 years, sometimes you kind of forget how convoluted some of the story lines can get when you remove the barnacles off that ship and start fresh, it's very inviting. >> raphael soohoo says fans have to accept the new realities of the d.c. yun verse. >> forget everything you knew about them, it's the completely new paradigm. superman and wonder woman are together. we're going to have to live with that. >> comic books still command a loyal following but the big money is in the movies. with the success of batman and avengers, perhaps a wonder woman is coming up. >> the comic books, the people tend to forget about them.
why not do something amazing, big, huge, let's start over, redo everything. i think that's what the magic is. >> terrell, show me what you have on your ipad? >> you think of a comic book. this is becoming the newcomb i can book. it is adopting digital practices here on the ipad. you can take a look at it. the pictures are so much more vibrant and crisp. >> this question about relationships. what happened to lois lane? >> she got a new man. all the characters remained the same but the histories are wiped clean. lois got a new beau. >> a new beau. >> forget the movies, get the comic books. >> do your kids be interested in this? >> justice league. we read justice league. they'll be interested to know that wonder woman and superman have a budding relationship. they'll want to know are they getting married? >> are they getting it on. >> all right. terrell brown, thank you so
much. we appreciate it. and charlie. >> thank you very much. that does it for us. as we leave you, let's take a look back at the week that was. have a great weekend. we'll see you on monday. >> the gulf coast prepares for isaac, mitt romney is getting ready for the convention. >> you can't plan for the weather. >> we had to err on the side of safety. >> from west of new orleans to the panhandle of florida, at one point the lane was falling in sheets. >> the debris flying across in front of us. >> one way or another we'll get it done zierjts soon to be co-host of "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell. >> see how he smiled. >> few moments in american politics where you have a captive audience. >> this is a chance for a direct view. >> not bragging. it's informing people of the man. >> his name is mitt romney and
you should really goat know him. >> the greatest threat to medicare is obama care. >> i got plenty of meat on the bones. >> you've seen a few of these, haven't you? >> charlie, i've seen really good ones. >> you see, mr. president. >> and -- >> when are you going to shut up? >> and pretty bad ones. >> i'm sorry, i can't do that to myself either. >> welfare reform. >> these are the fact checkers looking at -- >> look at the situation in syria. >> two american soldiers in afghanistan were shot and killed this morning. >> another so-called insider attack. >> i have one that can't go to sleep at night without the overhead light on. >> everybody is talking about hurricane isaac. the satellite picture and new images, it's a large storm. >> this all comes from science. >> part of my life is to try and be a positive influence,
especially to young girls in science. >> even at the u.s. open, you can't get away from call me maybe. >> more stressful and more difficult right now? >> it can if you let it. >> any questions for charlie? >> i've never seen my dad in a bow tie. did he ever wear a bow tie? >> i can honestly say, charlie, i have never seen you suffer from anxiety. norah, i don't know about you yet. >> yoko and sean -- >> i love her name, dr. amy sara fowler. >> can i talk about your movie? >> how dare you. we're dealing with hollywood folks to the housewives. >> ben franklin and thomas edison, let alone landing on the moon. neil armstrong. >> reach for the stars ♪ >> the angel has handed. >> he thinks i shook hands with him, but i think i patted him on the shoulder. >> he was an incredibly modest person and there was no